I'm a medical anthropologist and lecturer at the Open University. My specialist area in research and teaching is death and dying, with an emphasis on end-of-life care. I use my anthropological skills to disrupt the normative concepts in end-of-life care by foregrounding people’s everyday experiences and the structural and discursive elements that shape how care is provided.
I'm co-editor of the journal Mortality and on the council for the Association for the Study of Death and Society. I am a Fellow the Royal Anthropological Institute and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).